Minnesota and North Dakota, 1922 : to investigate the possibility of creating a game refuge on Island Lake, Minnesota, and collect specimens of Canada Geese and obtain information on their distribution and occurrence in North Dakota; Includes field notes, circa 25 August - 25 September 1922, correspondence, reports, and an expense book

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Minnesota and North Dakota in 1922 to investigate the possibility of creating a game refuge on Island Lake, Minnesota, collect specimens of Canada Geese, and obtain information on their distribution and occurrence in North Dakota. Work was completed when working for the U.S. Department Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey. Includes field notes, circa 25 August - 25 September 1922, correspondence, reports, and an expense book. Includes reports entitled: On Damage by Mallards to Wheat in the Shock in North Dakota (covering damage in Kidder county September 1-11, 1922); On the Condition of the Chase Lake Bird Reservation on September 5, 1922; Report on the Proposed Game Refuge to Cover an Island in Island Lake, Aitkin County, Minnesota (includes itinerary). Two sets of notes include lists of film, bird lists, contacts and attending information usually relating to specimens. Locations include North Dakota (Drake and Dawson), Minnesota (Fargo and Island Lake), and Wisconsin (North Freedom).

Date Range

1922

Start Date

Aug 01, 1922

End Date

Sep 30, 1922

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Topic

  • Crop losses
  • Animals
  • Game bird management
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Kidder
  • Minnesota
  • Aitkin
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 141 Folder 3